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Korean Ramyun (What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? | 김비서가 왜 그럴까)

2018 (What's Wrong with Secretary Kim? | 김비서가 왜 그럴까): Lee Young-joon is the vice-chairman of a major corporation. His world is shaken when, one day, his highly-capable secretary, Kim Mi-so, announces that she will resign from her position after working for Lee Young-joon for nine years. Young-joon then decided to do whatever he can after talking to his best friend, who happens to be a Board Director in his company, to make sure Mi-so stays by his side.

Throughout the journey, Lee Young-joon planned plenty of things while Kim Mi-so decides to find the elusive man from a past traumatic experience that she was a part of when she was a young child. Both were unaware that they shared the same experience of trauma but ultimately, Kim Mi-so falls in love with Lee Young-joon as they heal each other of their past traumatic experience of being kidnapped.


  • 1 Shin Ramyun noodle

  • Green onion (chopped)

  • 1/8 TSP black pepper

  • 1/8 TSP garlic powder

  • 1/3 cup kimchi

  • 1 cheese slice

  • 1 egg


1. Boil water in a cooking pot and cook the shin ramyun noodle for 3 minutes.

2. Then add in ramyun powder. Mix until combined.

3. Add in egg. Let it cook for 1 minute.

4. Then, add in 1 slice of cheese. Cook for further minute.

5. Transfer the ramyun in a bowl and sprinkle some chopped green onion and kimchi before serving. I love cheese so I add in one more cheese slice on top. Yum! Simple dish for rainy season 🍜

I've always wonder why is ramyun is so present in K-Drama? Some research indicated that ramyun is often used in K-Drama as economic status indicator. Instant noodles aren’t only a favorite because of its taste, but also because of its affordability. Due to this, several variations of ramyun exist in Korean grocery and convenience stores. For example, Kim Mi-so make actual ramyun for Lee Young-joon. In this scene, ramyun doesn’t only show the rich and removed lifestyle of the rich male lead but also indicates his eagerness to experience the same things as the female lead. It speaks to his character and where the plot is going – that Lee Young-joon is also willing to step into the world of Kim Mi-so ❤️

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